Sharing the Journey
Families are very important in our
society as we remember reading
in Genesis 2:24. Take time to read
again Ephesians 5: 25-33. The
family is the foundational
institution of society ordained by
God. The family is a fundamental
institution of human society. It is
important to recognize there could
be one, two, or more people in
each family unit.
The months of May and June have
two important dates to remember
in the life of families and the
church. We thank the Lord for
families today and we pause to
pray for families. There are
families today that are
experiencing struggles and
challenges in their daily routines.
Our prayer is: “God give us
Especially during the next two
months, I pray that many precious
memories will be made in family
times together. May the Lord give
us wisdom and courage to be the
best family member we can be in
our relationships. I am very
grateful for my family and their
support and prayers. I appreciate
each family here at OLBC.
National Day of Prayer is
Thursday, May 6. I encourage you
to take time to pray for our nation
and leaders, our state and leaders,
our local leaders, churches,
schools, law enforcement, first
responders, doctors, nurses, and
many others especially on May 6.
Please include prayer time in all
that you plan to do on this
National Day of Prayer. Prayer is
the life line to God who we know
and serve because we love Him.
Our most important relationship is
the one we have with our Savior,
Jesus Christ. I hope you are a
believer, a committed servant of
Jesus Christ. If you are not a
Christian, be sure to contact me so
I can share the good news of the
Gospel with you soon.
I ask each of you to be in prayer
about Vacation Bible School this
summer here at OLBC. Vacation
Bible School may not be the same
in some ways as it has been in
past years. Let us focus on
praying for youth and children as
well as their families. Please share
your ideas about Vacation Bible
School with the Youth
Coordination Committee or with
me and your willingness to help
with this important outreach in the
life of the church.
Thank you. May the Lord guide
and encourage you and me each
Blessings and Peace,
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Tuesday - May 18 – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday - June 15 – 6:30 p.m.
Give to the CBF Offering for Global Missions
OLBC 2021 Goal - $2,000.00
Received To Date - $550
Extend Hope & Hospitality
Special offering emphasis May 9-16
WELCOME TO JOURNEY!
CrossRoads invites families, churches, and groups
to Journey with us this summer. From Tuesday
afternoon through Saturday afternoon, CrossRoads
will provide exciting outdoor programming designed
to encourage and grow guests on their journey with
Jesus. Journey will utilize the best aspects of our
traditional camp program and apply it to the tribes
(families, churches, etc) that our guests journey with
everyday. Guests can choose to come for the day or
purchase an overnight lodging and meal package.
Our program is specifically designed for guests
ages 8 to 17. Most aspects of the program can be
adapted for younger children, but additional adult
support during program may be required from the
Our awesome summer staff will program and lead
daily activities. Adult leaders are welcome to
participate in all activities, but will have opportunities
during the day for personal retreat, checking email,
and enjoying community with other leaders. Adult
leaders will be responsible for minors from their
family or church during meals, evening activities, and
overnight lodging. This is a great opportunity for
parents and churches to get to know CrossRoads
better, and creates a common experience to grow in
relationship with one another!
Please contact Donna Winebarger for more
information and session dates and fees.
STANDING ROCK KITS
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WMU of
Virginia are unable to take their traditional mission trip
to Standing Rock this year. However, they are moving
forward with a smaller team of around 20 people to
travel to each community and provide hygiene, school
supply, and family kits using a drive through format.
Our WMU ladies are going to collect items for these
kits in May and June to be delivered to the reservation
in July. Watch the church bulletin and WMU bulletin
board for more information on what kit items will be
collected or see any WMU member for more
RECEIPIENTS OF THE JONES SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Oak Level Baptist Church awarded two scholarships
from the Jones Educational Fund. The recipients of
the fund are:
1. Jacob Glass – Son of Pastor Joe and Kim Glass.
2. William Clark – Son of Joey and Rhonda Clark
and grandson of Betty Jo and Art Foley.
The quarterly business meeting will be held on
Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 PM. Please plan to
attend this important meeting because a quorum is
needed and your input is vital to the routine business
of the church.
There will be Deacon Nominations on Sunday,
June 20. Start now to prayerfully seek God’s
guidance on who He is calling to serve you at Oak
Level Baptist Church. Current deacons serving
are: Rotating Off: Lance Frith, Donna Winebarger,
Brenda Ferguson, and Robert Gillespie; Still
Serving: Betty Jo Foley and Chuck LaBounty.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER
The Wednesday evening service is NO LONGER tied to the notice of schools closing for inclement weather. The church office will send out an email IF there has been a decision to cancel Wednesday services or you can call the office or a deacon to verify the cancellation. For announcements concerning Sunday Morning Services, listen to B99 FM radio or watch TV Stations, WDBJ, Channel 7 or WSLS, Channel 10, for possible church cancellations.
THE GRACE NETWORK OF MHC
OLBC is just one of over one hundred congregations
and other groups that partner with Grace Network to
help families in crisis in Martinsville and Henry
County. “Grace Network strives to give short-term
assistance and to help find long-term solutions.” Each
month we can help needy families by giving nonperishable
food items, toiletries, cleaning supplies,
and paper products. Check out the church bulletin to
see what OLBC has pledged to give. You can be a part
of this ongoing mission when you donate to this
worthy cause. Visit their website at www.gracenetworkmhc.org to learn more.
Sharing the Love
Each week our folks are visiting friends throughout the community to let them know we love and care for them. Sometimes it is to sit and pray with someone suffering from injury or illness and unable to get out. At other times it's to get to know neighbors in the area and to introduce them to the ministries of Oak Level, if they do not have a church home of their own. In every instance it is another opportunity to go in the name of Jesus in order to be an ambassador of love. If you have never experienced the joy of visiting others or meeting new friends in this way, please know that you are more than welcome to join us. Visitation times are flexible according to your schedule, and there are plenty of folks that you already know who would be honored to go with you. Contact any deacon or the pastor for more information.
We publish our newsletter at Oak Level Baptist Church every two months. If you would like to have a copy, please feel free to download one of the newsletter PDF files.
May 2021 - June 2021 Newsletter (in PDF format)
March 2021 - April 2021 Newsletter (in PDF format)
January 2021 - February 2021 Newsletter (in PDF format)
November 2020 - December 2020 Newsletter (in PDF format)
September 2020 - October 2020 Newsletter (in PDF format)
June 2020 - July 2020 Newsletter (in PDF format)
April 2020 - May 2020 Newsletter (in PDF format)
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